Elon Musk announced that the social network will likely roll out a new colourful authentication system next week after botching the initial rollout of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system.
According to the owner of Twitter, under this system, businesses will receive a gold checkmark, government officials will receive a grey checkmark (likely resembling the “official” checkmark it is currently testing with some prominent accounts), and the blue checkmark will be reserved for people even if they are not famous. That would imply that the new $8 per month paid plan on Twitter as well as legacy verified accounts would use the blue check mark.
Before the new verification method goes online, the business intends to manually authenticate each verification, Musk continued. Given that Twitter Blue subscribers will see a blue checkmark, it’s unclear what he means by that. Additionally, Twitter’s smaller staff will be under pressure to personally review each verification in order to prevent any spam or impersonation.
Musk added that people may have a second, very small logo to show that they are affiliated with a specific group. Additionally, that organisation must confirm that the person actually works for or is a representative of them. He continued by saying that it was decided to apply the blue checkmark to all individual accounts because a person’s notoriety is a matter of opinion.
Musk suspended the redesigned Twitter Blue programme earlier this month and announced that it would start up again on November 29.
Last was the first time he mentioned utilising different colours for authentication, but this week, the Tesla CEO postponed the plan until “there is a high degree of stopping imitation.”
He didn’t say whether the distribution of the Twitter Blue revamp will coincide with the implementation of this new verification system. Currently, it’s likely that this verification restart only applies to already verified accounts, businesses, and government officials – not to paid subscribers.
Once Twitter Blue is ultimately reintroduced, Twitter will have taken another step toward eradicating spam and false accounts. Following a modification in the company’s rules last week, newly formed accounts must now wait 90 days from the date of account creation before they may subscribe to Twitter Blue.
Numerous accounts started using false identities when the new verification mechanism was first introduced by Musk-led Twitter on November 9. Twitter promptly stopped the initiative as a result. He is currently making every effort to prevent a repeat of that mayhem.
Earlier today, Musk announced that starting next week, Twitter will provide “a broad amnesty” to all suspended accounts based on the results of a vote he conducted a few days ago.
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